Magical Guide to Fantasyland at Disneyland

Fantasyland at Disneyland

Introduction

As you step through the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, you enter a world of enchantment and whimsy. In this guide, we will explore the wonders of Fantasyland, including attractions, character meet and greets, shows, dining delights, and charming shops. Get ready to discover the magic that makes Fantasyland genuinely unforgettable!

Overview

Fantasyland, nestled in the heart of Disneyland, is a realm where fairy tales come to life. It’s a place where dreams take flight on the wings of Dumbo, and the gentle boats of “it’s a small world” carry you through a world of joyous song and color. From the Matterhorn Bobsleds to the charming Storybook Land Canal Boats, every corner is a canvas painted with the magic of childhood fantasies.

Attractions

  • Alice in Wonderland: Journey down the rabbit hole and experience the whimsical world of Wonderland, encountering beloved characters along the way.
Fantasyland at Disneyland: Alice in Wonderland

  • Casey Jr. Circus Train: Climb aboard Casey Jr.’s train for a delightful ride through miniature scenes inspired by Disney’s classic film “Dumbo.”

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant: Soar high above Fantasyland on the back of Dumbo, the beloved flying elephant, in a classic attraction that captures the essence of childhood wonder.

  • “it’s a small world”: Embark on a boat ride worldwide, where dolls from various cultures unite perfectly to celebrate the joy of unity.
Fantasyland at Disneyland: “it’s a small world”

  • King Arthur Carrousel: Take a spin on this beautifully adorned carousel featuring majestic horses and whimsical music.
Fantasyland at Disneyland: King Arthur Carrousel

  • Mad Tea Party: Join the whimsical tea cups for a spinning adventure inspired by Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Fantasyland at Disneyland: Mad Tea Party

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds: Brace yourself for an exhilarating journey through the icy peaks of the Matterhorn, encountering the legendary Abominable Snowman.

  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride: Hop into a wild motorcar and embark on a madcap journey inspired by Disney’s “The Wind in the Willows.”

  • Peter Pan’s Flight: Soar over London and Neverland in a magical pirate ship, experiencing the classic tale of Peter Pan.

  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey: Join Pinocchio on a thrilling dark ride that retells the story of the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy.

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough: Explore the enchanting story of Sleeping Beauty through a captivating walkthrough experience inside the iconic castle.

  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish: Immerse yourself in the timeless tale of Snow White in this reimagined dark ride filled with magic and wonder.
Fantasyland at Disneyland: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

  • Storybook Land Canal Boats: Sail through miniature villages inspired by beloved Disney stories in a charming boat ride perfect for all ages.

Character Meet and Greets

Fantasyland is the best place to meet and greet your favorite Disney characters. From classic characters like Aladdin, Jasmine, and Pinocchio to beloved princesses like Cinderella, Ariel, and Belle, every corner is a chance to make magical memories. Meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends in Pixie Hollow, where Fawn, Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist, and Vidia await to share their pixie dust.

Shows

  • Disneyland Band at Castle Promenade: Delight in the tunes of the Disneyland Band, a marching band that has entertained guests since 1955.
  • Pearly Band at Castle Courtyard or near “it’s a small world”: Experience the charm of London’s Pearly Band, adorned in bright suits covered in mother-of-pearl buttons, often joined by Mary Poppins and Bert.
  • Fantasyland Theater: While currently not showcasing any performances, keep an eye on this theater near “it’s a small world” for future magical shows.
  • Storytelling at Royal Theatre: Enjoy reenactments of Disney fairytales, with rotating shows featuring Beauty and the Beast or Tangled. Check the Disneyland app for showtimes and plan your magical moments.

Dining

Fantasyland offers a variety of dining options to satisfy your cravings.

Table Service:

  • Currently, there are no table service restaurants in Fantasyland.

Quick Service

  • Churros near Casey Jr. Circus Train: Indulge in the classic Disneyland churros, perfect for a sweet treat during your adventures.
  • Churros at Small World Promenade: More Disneyland churros await you, ensuring you never run out of this iconic snack.
  • Edelweiss Snacks (outside the Matterhorn): Enjoy a range of delightful options, including turkey legs, bratwurst with sauerkraut, cheesy garlic pretzel bread, and frozen slushies.
  • Fantasyland Fruit Cart: Opt for healthy snacks with a whole and cut fresh fruits and veggies selection.
  • Lemonade at Small World Promenade: Beat the heat with frozen lemonade, a refreshing option for a sunny day.
  • Maurice’s Treats (outside the Royal Theatre): Named after Belle’s father in Beauty and the Beast, indulge in pastries like garlic cheesy pretzel bread, cinnamon rolls, ham and cheese croissants, chocolate croissants, and cream cheese and blueberry-filled Danishes.
  • Outdoor Vending Cart near Small World Promenade: Quench your thirst with refreshing beverages and treat yourself to a classic Mickey ice cream bar.
  •  Popcorn near Fantasyland Theatre: Snack on the iconic Disneyland popcorn while enjoying shows near the Fantasyland Theatre.
  • Popcorn at Small World Promenade: Grab another round of Disneyland popcorn to keep the magical moments going.
  • Pretzels at Small World Promenade: Enjoy Mickey-shaped pretzels for a savory delight.
  • Red Rose Tavern: Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, this casual French cuisine spot offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the royal chiffon pancakes, Bounjour! Breakfast, burgers, Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwiches, potato bites, flatbread, chicken tenders, and more.
  • Troubadour Tavern: Currently serving food inspired by the Lion King with a rotating menu. Try dishes like Serengeti Stew, Pridelands Potato, Asante Sana Sambusa, and Berbere-spiced popcorn.

Shops

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Disneyland Resort: This popular boutique offers magical makeovers for little royals in training (kids aged 3-12). With advanced reservations, children can transform into princesses and knights with the help of Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices.
  • it’s a Small World” Toy Shop (near the exit to “it’s a Small World”): Explore a charming shop offering Small World and Fantasyland merchandise, as well as princess-themed toys and collectibles.
  • The Mad Hatter in Fantasyland: Discover a whimsical array of Disney-themed headwear, including Minnie Ears, Mickey Ears, hats, tiaras, and princess hennins. Add a personal touch with customizations.
  • Fairy Tale Treasures: Dive into a world of apparel, toys, and merchandise inspired by Frozen, Elena of Avalor, and other beloved Disney princesses.
  • Le Petite Chalet Gifts: This quaint shop offers ear hats and bubble wands, adding an extra magic touch to your Disneyland experience.

Conclusion: Fantasyland at Disneyland

In the heart of Disneyland, Fantasyland stands as a testament to the enduring magic of Disney. Whether you’re soaring through the skies on Dumbo, sharing a laugh with beloved characters, enjoying a delectable snack, or finding the perfect Disney-themed souvenir, Fantasyland invites you to be a part of the enchantment. So, next time you stroll through Sleeping Beauty Castle, take a moment to explore the secrets and wonders that make Fantasyland truly the happiest place on earth. Walt Disney once said, “Fantasyland is dedicated to the young at heart and those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” Your magical adventure awaits in Fantasyland – where dreams do come true!

Fantasyland at Disneyland

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